Hello, everyone. This is my first post. Hopefully someone will be able to clue me in on some things!
I'm at the tail end of a total bathroom reno, and am just about ready to put the toilet back in, but I'm wondering about the old flange that's in there. It's in ok shape, but I don't understand how it was held down before. I'm thinking it was just embedded in the old (nearly inch thick) cement that was holding the tiles down.
Anyway, the 2 pics below will better illustrate what I'm up against. I'm basically wondering 2 things:
1. Since my plywood subfloor doesn't come quite close enough to the pipe & closet flange to use it to fasten the flange to, could I just fasten some wood around the pipe from below (in the basement), and use longer screws to hold the flange in place?
2. There seems to be a bit of space between the top of the pipe and the flange. Do I need to fill this space? or worse, shorten the pipe? It's only about 1/4"
thanks for any help!